PES 2020 adds tons of new EURO 2020-centered content as the game celebrates the history of the prestigious tournament.
Unfortunately, the 2020 EUROs are postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. However, Konami still owns the license and, when you can use something as big as the EUROs in PES 2020, you have to find a way to do it. Starting today, players can hop into PES 2020 and take part in a celebration of the tournament’s incredible history. There’s a ton of content coming. Check out a teaser below.
This month marks the 25th Anniversary of PES and we want to continue the celebrations with some UEFA EURO 2020 themed content across #myClub for our users to enjoy… ? #eFootballPES2020 pic.twitter.com/rfUMonCwr8
— eFootball PES (from ?) (@officialpes) July 6, 2020
Throughout the entire event, players can engage in different UEFA EURO 2020 matchdays. These highlight games from the tournament’s match schedule with three different games each day. Players pick a national team side and kick-off. Depending on their in-game performance, players will affect the mode’s overall progression. Effectively, the worldwide participation will determine which teams move on in PES 2020‘s virtual tournament.
Alongside the in-game action, players can go in and predict the winner of each matchday. Once the final hits, Konami will split 100 million myClub coins evenly between all the players who correctly select the winner. There are also a few different special login periods and, of course, several chances to grab new featured players from nine of Europe’s best national teams.
Obviously, this is far from a replacement for the real-world EURO 2020 competition. However, it is an important move for PES 2020. FIFA 20 has finally started to release good content over the last few weeks as EA tries to entice people to come back for FIFA 21. Now, Konami has to do whatever it can do to the same. While not perfect, giving players a virtual version of the EUROs is certainly a solid step.
The EURO 2020 content is available now in PES 2020 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Players can also play through a version of the content on mobile.